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spilled blood
Nov 28, 2012

hi i'm a medical technologist, i was exposed to an HIV positive patient's blood earlier, it was spilled on my bare hands but i immediately rubbed isopropyl alcohol. that time my fingers were slightly peeling. should i take post exposure prophylaxis? i'd appreciate your answer.

Response from Dr. Henry

I would discuss promtply with employee health. Post exposure prophylaxis is considered in cases of significant exposure < 72 hours after said exposure. Exposure to skin in intermediate risk. If index patients is on treatment risk would be considered low in most cases. KH

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